Sesame Street
Oscar babysits; Big Bird's taxi service
Air date November 28, 1972
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Sponsors C, U, 2
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
Noimage
SCENE 1 David and some kids demonstrate first and last by getting in a line.
FirstandLastsong
Muppets Two brothers, First and Last, sing about how their names affect how they do things.
(First: Episode 0134)
Twostep
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
1091-21
Song Joe Raposo sings "Two is You and Me."
(First: Episode 0375)
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SCENE 2 Oscar has to babysit for Mr. and Mrs. Siegel. The baby starts to cry, which Oscar doesn't mind, but David tends to the baby with a milk bottle.
Letter C toon
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
Noimage
SCENE 3 The baby starts to cry again, which Oscar doesn't mind, but Luis tends to the baby by changing his diaper.
Whichcomesfirst
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
Noimage
SCENE 4 The baby starts to cry yet again. This time Maria sings a lullaby in Spanish, and Oscar swears he'll never babysit again. Just then, Mrs. Siegel comes by to pick up her baby, and is so pleased with the job Oscar did (but didn't do), that she says she'll recommend him as a babysitter to all her friends.
Rocketfallsover
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket falls over.
(First: Episode 0018)
RFAlphabet
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin says his ABCs.
(First: Episode 0103)
1396j
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
Harvey2
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
Painter2
Film The Mad Painter #2
(First: Episode 0309)
0417-ForwardsBackwards01
Insert Five signs are counted forward and backward as they appear on the stoop, followed by five kids holding the signs.
Rocketblowsup
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
0417-ForwardsBackwards02
Insert Five kids appear on the stoop, rising up one step each time a new kid is added. They are then counted backwards.
Rocketcountdowntakeoff
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The announcer blasts off.
(First: Episode 0018)
Grover's mom night
Muppets At night, Grover thinks he hears noises in the dark. When he sees a shadow on the wall, he cowers under the covers - but the shadow turns out to be his Mommy.
(First: Episode 0397)
Cat toon2
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
Cisforcookie
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 0372)
C Clipper
Cartoon C is for clipper... and captain, crew, cargo, cookies, cantaloupe, cabbage, candy, cake, and corks that the crew eats (some by mistake).
(First: Episode 0253)
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SCENE 5 Bob notices a note on Oscar's can which reads “Thanks for helping me throw out the trash. I owe you un beso”. Oscar wants to know what “beso” means, but Bob hesitates to tell him. Maria comes down and gives Oscar a big kiss.
Film.kidsmadeof
Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts. (part 1)
(First: Episode 0003)
0033.cat
Cartoon A man (voice of Bob Arbogast) talks about his favorite letter, C, which is for cat. He opens a door to reveal a lion.
(First: Episode 0032)
What Kids Are Made Of part 2
Song "What Kids Are Made Of" - a song about body parts. (part 2)
(First: Episode 0003)
HarveyC
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
Dot Bridge 14 squares dominate
Cartoon Dot Bridge #14: Dots line up at the same time as some squares who ultimately dominate the board
(First: Episode 0297)
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SCENE 6 Luis is just about to eat his lunch outdoors, but notices the seat cushions are missing from the chairs. He then notices that there are no wheels at the bottom of David’s shopping cart, and Bob points out that one of the two ropes is missing from the tire swing. They see that Big Bird has borrowed all those things to start his own taxi service.
1396g
Cartoon Capital letter U for up
(First: Episode 0416)
2train
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
Dollhouse
Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Noimage
Insert Big Bird observes the four blocks he has: one large striped square, one small solid square, one large solid round block, and one small striped round block. He and Herry Monster group them by size, shape and color. Herry eventually decides to take (and eat) the chocolate block, since the other three are vanilla.
(First: Episode 0178)
Ssnews.princesscookie
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews a servant who tells him that the queen wants to test the maiden by placing a cookie under the mattresses to see if she can feel it. The "princess" (Cookie Monster) lies down, feels something, then devours the mattresses.
Dot Bridge 01 straight
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
Twostep
Cartoon Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals. (repeat)
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SCENE 7 What’s missing?
  • Bob’s jacket is missing a sleeve.
  • Maria’s STOP sign is missing the O.
  • Luis’s sunglasses are missing one of the lenses.
  • A kid is missing a tooth.
E&BApplianceWar
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert are watching TV, but Bert gets bored and decides to play a record. Ernie tells him to turn down the volume, but Bert won't, so Ernie drowns out Bert's music by playing the radio. Bert then retaliates by turning on the blender. With all four things running at once, they blow a fuse, causing a total blackout in their apartment. Bert goes outside to fix the fuse box, while Ernie turns off all the things that were running. When the lights come back on, they decide to play cards instead of fight.
(First: Episode 0003)
2train
Cartoon Train #2 (repeat)
2parrots
Film Kids identify pairs of animals in a zoo.
(First: Episode 0364)
1736x
Transition Bridge #7 - Rectangle Bridge A
(First: Episode 0290)
Film-FeetFirst
Film A kid enters a tunnel made of snow to demonstrate "head first" and "feet first."
(First: Episode 0290)
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SCENE 8 David and the kids play the same first/last game from the beginning. They all wave goodbye and the sponsors are announced.


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